Give of Your Best

A missionary told of a woman in India who was holding a weak, whining infant in her arms, while at her side stood a beautiful, healthy child. The man of God saw her walk to the banks of the Ganges River and throw the robust youngster to the crocodiles as an offering, and then turn toward home again still clutching the sickly child to her bosom. Tears were running down her cheeks when he stopped to question her concerning her shocking actions. She proudly replied in defence of her conduct, “O sir, we always give our gods the best!”

– Our Daily Bread